The SoapBox Project is a collection of music, words, ideas, musicians, locations, eardrums, rhythms and pulses.
Applying everything he's learned from his 6 years as the front man for the genre defying band Hooch, singer/songwriter Derek Ramnarace is currently writing and recording under a new moniker simply titled The SoapBox Project.
Sometimes performing solo, duo, trio or as a full band (electric or acoustic), The SoapBox Project is a constant work in progress. With a superb cast of top notch players, excellent songwriting and a passionate live show, TSBP is quickly gaining fans and praise throughout the Midwest to Southwest Music Scenes.
The sound has been described as Roots, Roll n' Soul though many believe it's hard to sum it up that easily, citing obvious influences in reggae, blues, bluegrass, folk and many others.
Song selection for a new album is nearing completion and the band is looking forward to getting into the studio.
Derek Ramnarace - guitars, Lead Vocals, Singer/Songwriter
Guy Boldon - Drums & Percussion
Dan Braun - Bass
Corey Mineard - Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals
b-sides, Bootlegs & Demos - 2009
Live @ The JamBooRee - 2010
Live @ Another Dive - 2011
TSBP shows up
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"The Soapbox Project is a new band featuring Derek Ramnarace from Hooch, playing forward-thinking, a..."The Soapbox Project is a new band featuring Derek Ramnarace from Hooch, playing forward-thinking, acoustic-centric, reggae-tinged jams."
TSBP shows adversity
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".... Derek Ramnarace, erstwhile Hooch frontman, was backed by the able group The Soapbox Project......".... Derek Ramnarace, erstwhile Hooch frontman, was backed by the able group The Soapbox Project... Hooch made a name for itself a couple years back with a boisterous live show, but Saturday’s four piece was mellow, acoustic and – for all intents and purposes – better... Ramnarace and Joe Gantzer traded riffs on dual acoustic guitars while two bongo players kept rolling time. It had all the makings of a campfire jam sesh, but those old Hooch songs actually sounded forward thinking and, in a way, touching....."
TSBP shows mobility
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"Derek Ramnarace put on a stellar performance at this year's Festival Of The Soul, here in Silver Ci..."Derek Ramnarace put on a stellar performance at this year's Festival Of The Soul, here in Silver City, New Mexico. Everyone in the crowd was equally impressed with Derek's ease and soulful presentation. He was surely a welcome addition to the Festival. "
TSBP shows humility
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"Derek Ramnarace is probably the most humble and amazing vocalists to spend time in the La Crosse ar..."Derek Ramnarace is probably the most humble and amazing vocalists to spend time in the La Crosse area. Former frontman of La Crosse powerhouse band Hooch, Derek has shown versatility in recreating himself in The SoapBox Project. We love it when Derek comes and unassumingly plays open mics, gracefully sharing our stage without any presumption of his fame. It is with gratitude for his excellence that we are always happy to have him come back for his own headlining gigs"
TSBP can play a full four hour show or less depending on the requirements.
TSBP usually break their shows into two 2 hour sets.
Derek Ramnarace has been known to play one long 4 hour set at his solo shows.
TSBP prefer to play originals but they do have a stockpile of covers from a wide range of styles including Rock, Folk, Blues, Reggae, Bluegrass, and many more.
Modern, Classic and Obscure.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.